The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond ""the Wall""

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Da Capo Press, Feb 12, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 291 pages
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Every year, roughly 2 million people participate in marathons and half marathons in the United States, and, no matter what level they are, every one of these runners has likely hit “The Wall,” running out of muscle fuel in the final miles and slowing down precipitously. This setback and other common running disappointments are nutritional (or metabolic) in nature. In The New Rules, renowned fitness journalist and training coach Matt Fitzgerald cuts through the myths,distilling the most up–to–date science to help runners overcome the universally experienced nutritional barriers that prevent success in the marathon and half marathon.

From basic tenets of training to nutrition guidelines, The New Rules is the first resource for runners to fully integrate nutrition with training for a complete and systematic preraceplan. Fitzgerald’s powerful and easy–to–use tools will enable runners of all levels to attain their ideal racing weight, calculate their precise daily energy needs, and formulate a custom nutrition plan.

 

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As much as I love books that are designed to make me a better anything my eyes glaze over when the information becomes too out-of-my-league. Take, for example Fitzgerald's recommendation that runners ... Read full review

Contents

THE TWORULE DIET
9
PERFORMANCE NUTRITION FROM DAY 1 TO RACE
71
NUTRITIONTRAINING SYNERGY
169
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
275
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
291
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Matt Fitzgerald has authored or coauthored 17 books on topics related to running, triathlon, fitness, and nutrition, including The Runner's Body and Brain Training for Runners. He has written for Bicycling, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Outside, Runner's World, Shape, and Women's Running, among other major national publications and his byline appears regularly in Competitor, Inside Triathlon, and Triathlete and on competitor.com, triathlete.com, and active.com (where he is a featured running and triathlon expert). A certified sports nutritionist, he has served as a consultant to a number of sports nutrition companies, including Energy First, Next Proteins, and PacificHealth Labs. As a coach, he designs running and triathlon training plans that are sold through trainingpeaks.com and consults for PEAR Sports--maker of a new training device for runners--as a training intelligence specialist. Fitzgerald continues to run competitively.

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